Courses & Units

Auditing BFA303

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


BFA303 Auditing is designed to introduce you to the key concepts of auditing and the modern audit practice environment within the Australian professional and legal framework. The unit's broad aim is to provide you with knowledge of practical auditing from the initial audit planning, the study of internal controls, substantive testing and evidence gathering to the final audit report. You will be introduced to the professional auditing standards, Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and the audit process and the audit procedures used by external company auditors to provide an opinion on the truth and fairness of financial reports. The objectives of the unit are to advance students’ analytical and decision making skills by applying auditing theory to practical case studies. A strong emphasis is placed on students' ability to communicate their views in a clear, concise and logical manner.


Unit name Auditing
Unit code BFA303
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator Mr Heinrich Oosthuizen
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Accelerated Study Period 2 23/5/2022 15/6/2022 7/7/2022 21/8/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse, interpret and apply auditing concepts and principles and the regulatory and ethical requirements of auditing.
  • Critically analyse risk, prepare audit plans and apply appropriate audit procedures.
  • Critically evaluate audit evidence to make judgements and conclusions.
  • Work independently and cooperatively to complete audit tasks and to communicate information to relevant stakeholders.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080101 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable

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AssessmentTest (20%)|Assignment (30%)|Final Assessment (50%)
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The textbook that is required for this unit is:

Moroney, R, Campbell, F, and Hamilton, J, 2016, Auditing:  A Practical Approach (3rd edition), Wiley, Milton.

It is recommended that you purchase the ebook for the Moroney, Campbell and Hamilton reference above at the following Wiley Direct web address:

Once purchased, you will receive a Vitalsource Bookshelf redemption code.  You will need to create a Vitalsource account at:

You can then redeem the code you purchased and access the book through this account or download the App to your phone, tablet or computer.  As will be noted below, you will be requested to bring a laptop computer to the learning sessions.

A printed version of the textbook can also be purchased from the abovementioned site or the University Co-op Bookshop.

You will also need access to Auditing and Assurance Standards.  These can be obtained in two ways:


  1. Download them to your computer from the Auditing and Assurance Board (AUASB) website as you need them: 

Arens, A, Best, P, Shailer, G, Fiedler, B, Elder, R and Beasley, M, 2017, Auditing and Assurance Services in Australia – An Integrated Approach (10th edition), Pearson/Prentice Hall, Sydney.

Gay, G and Simnett, R, 2017, Auditing and Assurance Services in Australia (7th edition), McGraw-Hill Australia, North Ryde.

Leung, P, Coram, P, Cooper, B, and Richardson, P, 2019, Auditing and Assurance (1st edition), John Wiley and Sons, Milton.

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